Congregation Liaison: Outreach and Servant Ministries Committee

In December 2016, Jean Wahlstrom and Marvin Kananen volunteered for a month at the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission (NELM) in Rock Point, Arizona, an ELCA project.

In March 2020, a Team from Saint Andrew’s served for a week at NELM, helping with various projects:  construction, preparing and serving meals, organizing the school library, and establishing relationship with the Navajo community.
The main construction project was to renovate an apartment at the Mission to be ADA compliant.
They were touched by the love of God and the amazing Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission community.

Below is a slideshow of their week (note: there is no sound).

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Current Opportunities

Monetary donations are always welcome. Make checks payable to “Saint Andrew’s” and note “NELM” in the memo line of your check.

  • Collect Box Tops

    Saint Andrew’s participates in Box Top$ for Education, an easy way to secure needed supplies and equipment for the Mission School at Navajo Lutheran Mission (NELM) in Rock Point, Arizona.

    Box Top$ is going digital, and for now, there are several ways to contribute.
    You can:

    Download the Box Top$ app onto your smartphone or tablet and use the app to scan your store receipts (receipts must be scanned within 14 days of purchase.)
    Here is the process:

    • Download the BOX TOP$ for Education App from the App Store (Apple) or from Google Play (Android).
    • Start the App and create an account using your email address and creating a password.
    • Select the school that you want to support with your Box Tops:  Navajo Lutheran Mission School – Rock Point, AZ.
    • Buy products with Box Top$ for Education. Save the receipt.
    • Use the App to scan store receipts containing products with Box Tops.  The App asks permission to access the camera in your phone or tablet.  The App helps you line up the receipt and stitch together long receipts.  It uses the whole receipt and finds all products with Box Tops.
      You need to scan the receipt within 14 days of purchase.

    Cut out and bring those little box top coupons found on various food containers (General Mills products and others). Collect and put them in the envelope attached to the bulletin board in the Narthex, labeled BOX TOPS.

    Bring your store receipts – within 14 days of purchase – and leave them in the envelope marked BOX TOPS. A member of the Outreach and Servant Ministries Committee will scan the receipts with the digital app.

    Bring your store receipts – within 14 days of purchase – and connect with someone at church (Dick Szabo) who has a smartphone or tablet with the App.

    Double dip! Bring the coupons and scan your receipt to get double credit for the school!

    Collectively, these Box Tops really add up to enable these children to get a better education!! Thanks for your help!!

To learn more, visit the Navajo Lutheran Mission (NELM) website or contact the church office.